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Farmer, Paul 1959-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 429 publications in 9 languages and 24,305 library holdings
Genres: Autobiographies  Television news programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Host, Other, Producer
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Most widely held works by Paul Farmer
Infections and inequalities : the modern plagues by Paul Farmer( )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 3,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor. What is it like to be a doctor to the poor, observing with an anthropologist's eye the harsh juxtapositions of excess and misery? Moving regularly from the teaching hospitals of Harvard, themselves abutting urban poverty, to a clinic in the hills of Haiti's Central Plateau, Farmer has experienced firsthand the peculiarly modern inequality that seems inseparable from AIDS, TB, malaria, and typhoid in the modern world, and that feeds emerging (or re-emerging) infectious diseases such as Ebola and cholera. In his stories of sickness and suffering, Farmer challenges the accepted methodologies of epidemiology and international health. He argues that most current explanations, from cost-effectiveness to patient non-compliance, inevitably lead to blaming the victims. This moving account is far from a hopeless inventory of insoluble problems. Farmer tells us what can be done in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, by physicians determined to treat those in need. Deeply humane and harrowing in its detail, Infections and Inequalities weds meticulous scholarship with a passion for solutions-remedies for the plagues of the poor and the social maladies that have sustained them. The war against the plagues of the modern world, along with remedies for the plagues of the poor & the social maladies that have sustained them
Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor by Paul Farmer( Book )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life--and death--in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times
AIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blame by Paul Farmer( Book )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book ethnographic, historical and epidemiologic data are brought to bear on the subject of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Haiti. The forces that have helped to determine rates and pattern of spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are examined, as are social responses to AIDS in rural and urban Haiti, and in parts of North America. History and its calculus of economic and symbolic power also help to explain why residents of a small village in rural Haiti came to understand AIDS in the manner that they did. Drawing on several years of fieldwork, the evolution of a cultural model of AIDS is traced. In a small village in rural Haiti, it was possible to document first the lack of such a model, and then the elaboration over time of a widely shared representation of AIDS. The experience of three villagers who died of complications of AIDS is examined in detail, and the importance of their suffering to the evolution of a cultural model is demonstrated. Epidemiologic and ethnographic studies are prefaced by a geographically broad historical analysis, which suggests the outlines of relations between a powerful center (the United States) and a peripheral client state (Haiti). These relations constitute an important part of a political-economic network termed the "West Atlantic system." The epidemiology of HIV and AIDS in Haiti and elsewhere in the Caribbean is reviewed, and the relation between the degree of involvement in the West Atlantic system and the prevalence of HIV is suggested. It is further suggested that the history of HIV in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas is similar to that documented here for Haiti
Haiti after the earthquake by Paul Farmer( Book )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster"--Provided by publisher
Partner to the poor : a Paul Farmer reader by Paul Farmer( )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients - and worked to address the root causes of their disease - in Haiti, Boston, Peru, Rwanda, and elsewhere in the developing world. In 1987, with several colleagues, he founded Partners In Health to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Throughout his career, Farmer has written eloquently and extensively on these efforts. Partner to the Poor collects his writings from 1988 to 2009 on anthropology, epidemiology, health care for the global poor, and international public health policy, providing a broad overview of his work. It illuminates the depth and impact of Farmer's contributions and demonstrates how, over time, this unassuming and dedicated doctor has fundamentally changed the way we think about health, international aid, and social justice."--Publisher description
To repair the world : Paul Farmer speaks to the next generation by Paul Farmer( )

12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here are highlights from Paul Farmers' speeches to a variety of audiences, from Princeton to Harvard to Notre Dame to Berkeley. Paul is a rock star of the academy who has a large following among many groups: students, doctors, general readers, activists, public health folks, professors. He is the pied piper of everyone who wants to change the world. Not only is he cofounder of Partners In Health, US Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, head of social medicine at Harvard, but he's also a charming, humorous, engaging public speaker whose charisma is legend. In this book, conceived of as a graduation gift for students write large, Farmer addresses the challenges facing young people with a call for them to change the world and become activists"--
Reimagining global health : an introduction by Paul Farmer( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the study of global health. Insisting on an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems. The case studies presented throughout Reimagining Global Health bring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others"--Provided by publisher
The uses of Haiti by Paul Farmer( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the truth about uncomfortable matters, uncomfortable, that is, for the structures of power and the doctrinal framework that protects them from critical scrutiny. It tells the truth about what has been happening in Haiti, and the U.S. role in its bitter fate
Blind spot : how neoliberalism infiltrated global health by Salmaan Keshavjee( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neoliberalism has been the defining paradigm in global health since the latter part of the twentieth century. What started as an untested and unproven theory that the creation of unfettered markets would give rise to political democracy led to policies that promoted the belief that private markets were the optimal agents for the distribution of social goods, including health care. A vivid illustration of the infiltration of neoliberal ideology into the design and implementation of development programs, this case study, set in post-Soviet Tajikistan's remote eastern province of Badak
Power, suffering, and the struggle for dignity : human rights frameworks for health and why they matter by Alicia Ely Yamin( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Directed at a diverse audience of students, legal and public health practitioners, and anyone interested in understanding what human rights-based approaches to health and development mean and why they matter, Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity provides a solid foundation for comprehending what a human rights framework implies and the potential for social transformation it entails. Applying a human rights framework to health demands that we think about our own suffering and that of others, as well as the fundamental causes of that suffering. What is our agency as human subjects with rights and dignity, and what prevents us from acting in certain circumstances? What roles are played by others in decisions that affect our health? How do we determine whether what we may see as 'natural' is actually the result of mutable human policies and practices? Alicia Ely Yamin couples theory with personal examples of human rights-based approaches at work and shows the impact they have had on people's lives and health outcomes. Analyzing the successes of and challenges to using human rights frameworks for health, Yamin charts what can be learned from these experiences, from conceptualization to implementation, setting out explicit assumptions about how we can create social transformation. The ultimate concern of Power, Suffering, and the Struggle for Dignity is to promote movement from analysis to action, so that we can begin to use human rights frameworks to effect meaningful social change in global health"--Unedited summary from book jacket
Women, poverty, and AIDS : sex, drugs, and structural violence by Paul Farmer( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting Haiti right this time : the U.S. and the coup by Noam Chomsky( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haiti after the earthquake by Paul Farmer( Recording )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured. In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors. Haiti after the earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster
Global health in times of violence( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

May 5, 2008 - Dr. Paul Farmer dedicates his life and career to delivering medical treatment in Third World countries, saving countless lives in places like Haiti and Rwanda. Byron Pitts reports
Infectious diseases and social inequality in Latin America : from hemispheric insecurity to global cooperation by Charles L Briggs( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bending the arc( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful documentary about the extraordinary team of doctors and activists - including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl - whose work thirty years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all. Epic, yet intimate, the film is a compelling argument for the power of collective and personal vision and will to turn the tide of history." - http://edu.tugg.com/products/bending-the-arc
Steelbands & reggae by Paul Farmer( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second suns : two trailblazing doctors and their quest to cure blindness, one pair of eyes at a time by David Oliver Relin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Oliver Relin shines a light on the work of Geoffrey Tabin and Sanduk Ruit, gifted ophthalmologists who have dedicated their lives to restoring sight to some of the world's most isolated, impoverished people through the Himalayan Cataract Project, an organization they founded in 1995. Tabin was the high-achieving bad boy of Harvard Medical School, an accomplished mountain climber and adrenaline junkie as brilliant as he was unconventional. Ruit grew up in a remote Nepalese village, where he became intimately acquainted with the human costs of inadequate access to health care. Together they found their life's calling: tending to the afflicted people of the Himalayas, a vast mountainous region with an alarmingly high incidence of cataract blindness. Second Suns takes us from improvised plywood operating tables in villages without electricity or plumbing to state-of-the-art surgical centers at major American universities where these two driven men are restoring sight-and hope-to patients from around the world. With their revolutionary, inexpensive style of surgery, Tabin and Ruit have been able to cure tens of thousands -- all for about twenty dollars per operation. Relin brings the doctors' work to life through portraits of patients helped by the surgery, from old men who cannot walk treacherous mountain trails unaided to cataract-stricken children who have not seen their mothers' faces for years
Leçon inaugurale : faite le vendredi 9 novembre 2001 : la violence structurelle et la matérialité du social by Paul Farmer( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor
Alternative Names
Farmer, Paul.

Farmer, Paul 1959-

Farmer, Paul 1959- (Paul Edward)

Farmer, Paul Edward.

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Farmer, Paul (Paul Edward)

Farmer, Paul (Paul Edward), 1959-

Paul E. Farmer

Paul Farmer Amerikaans antropoloog

Paul Farmer antropologo e medico statunitense

Paul Farmer médecin anthropologue américain

Фармер, Пол

פול פארמר

פרמר, פול 1959-

بول فارمر

파머, 폴 1959-

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保罗·方马尔

保羅·法莫爾

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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poorAIDS and accusation : Haiti and the geography of blameHaiti after the earthquakePartner to the poor : a Paul Farmer readerThe uses of HaitiWomen, poverty, and AIDS : sex, drugs, and structural violenceGetting Haiti right this time : the U.S. and the coupHaiti after the earthquakeGlobal health in times of violence